How to format your references using the Neuropsychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Linder, P. (2004). Molecular biology. The life of RNA with proteins. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5671), 694–695.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wortmann, U. G., & Chernyavsky, B. M. (2007). Effect of evaporite deposition on Early Cretaceous carbon and sulphur cycling. Nature, 446(7136), 654–656.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lappala, A., Zaccone, A., & Terentjev, E. M. (2013). Ratcheted diffusion transport through crowded nanochannels. Scientific Reports, 3, 3103.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fialko, Y., Sandwell, D., Simons, M., & Rosen, P. (2005). Three-dimensional deformation caused by the Bam, Iran, earthquake and the origin of shallow slip deficit. Nature, 435(7040), 295–299.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Pasternak, H., Hoch, H.-U., & Füg, D. (2010). Stahltragwerke im Industriebau. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Deb, A. (2016). Analysis and Identification of Time-Invariant Systems, Time-Varying Systems, and Multi-Delay Systems using Orthogonal Hybrid Functions: Theory and Algorithms with MATLAB® (S. Roychoudhury & G. Sarkar, Eds.; Vol. 46). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Ferro, N., Munnelly, G., Hampson, C., & Conlan, O. (2014). Fostering Interaction with Cultural Heritage Material via Annotations: The FAST-CAT Way. In T. Catarci, N. Ferro, & A. Poggi (Eds.), Bridging Between Cultural Heritage Institutions: 9th Italian Research Conference, IRCDL 2013, Rome, Italy, January 31–February 1, 2013, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 41–52). Springer.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2017, May 30). New Glacier Behavior That Warps The Earth’s Crust Detected. IFLScience; IFLScience.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (1977). USDA Proposal for Handling Conversions in ADPE Procurements (No. 092139). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Biller, J. T. (2012). Cyber-Terrorism: Finding a Common Starting Point [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington University.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Blanchard, K. (2010, June 22). Let the Pill Go Free. New York Times, A27.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Linder, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Linder, 2004; Wortmann & Chernyavsky, 2007).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Wortmann & Chernyavsky, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Lappala et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fialko et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeuropsychology
ISSN (print)0894-4105
ISSN (online)1931-1559
ScopeNeuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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